Success Stories

Visual Learning Success Stories

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Read our vision therapy success stories and discover how your child’s learning experience can improve dramatically within a short span of time with vision therapy.

"[My son’s] self-esteem has improved a lot. He is more enthusiastic about school and school work. Yesterday, he had commented that he was the first to finish his schoolwork at his after-care program. [My son] has moved up a level in reading. The strategies at the VLC have helped in progress in reading. Schoolwork is no longer a struggle with him. He seems to enjoy it and can do his work independently. We are looking forward to continued progress and are happy we are now moving forward.”


“Vision Therapy has done wonders for my son. He was having difficulty in school even though we knew he was very intelligent. His work was messy and unorganized and we found ourselves re-teaching everything in order to do homework. The notes he copied from the board were incomplete and in a lot of cases made no sense at all.

Both his grades and self-esteem continued to drop. He told us he just wasn’t smart enough and always felt so dumb. He started Vision Therapy and within a month we saw dramatic results. Notes were clear and complete and he learned and remembered what was being taught. Homework became quick and easy. His teacher commented on the fact that he was participating in class and she never needed to finish writing his notes for him. She said the difference was night and day. His self-confidence has returned and he is even working on straight A’s!”


“My daughter was intelligent but highly disorganized and easily frustrated. She could learn but required an excessive and destructive amount of parental pressure to get her to a state where she would/could learn. This program seems to have strengthened that weakness to the point where learning, organization, effort, and mood have improved. There is a significant increase in grades. My child, my husband, and I are all less stressed and more hopeful for her future. I can go back to being a Mom instead of the ‘homework police.”


“First of all, the information and time that Dr. Nicholson provided to me, at a time when I didn’t know or understand my son’s condition was invaluable. As a parent of a child with a visual learning disability, it was extremely comforting to put a ‘name’ to my son’s condition. While at the VLC, my son progressed extremely well. His reading and enthusiasm for learning grew. The staff was encouraging and provided helpful instructions for the at-home exercises. We are eager to continue with the therapy at home.”


“[Our son] has enjoyed numerous benefits from his experience. In addition to gaining skills in reading, more importantly, his confidence level in his ability has increased immeasurably, making him less fearful to take on new challenges. We no longer have to fight to get him to do his homework, even when it is difficult. He uses the new skills he has been given, such as when struggling with a problem, he’ll stop and say, “wait, let me picture it”. [Our son] is enjoying his enhanced reading skills, and has enjoyed showing off some of the techniques he learned as part of the program, particularly his knowledge of the Presidents. Our child, who was once anxious about going to school, now loves school”

—Parents of K.B.

“Prior to the program, [my son] had a lot of difficulty reading, continually losing his place and skipping words. He was also clumsy and had great difficulty playing ball sports. Now, [my son] can read multiple-line paragraphs without getting “lost” and his speed has increased. He enjoys playing sports with his friends. We are very pleased with the results of the program.”


“Prior to the Vision Therapy program, our daughter was characterized by having to put forth extraordinary effort in school. She could complete assignments well for the most part, but the assignments would take an excessive time to complete and I’d need to explain directions multiple times to ensure moderate understanding. Her confidence was waving and discouragement was high. Our daughter has greater ability to concentrate, seems to have normal study habits, and has improved in all subjects, particularly in math, reading comprehension, and grammar. Her confidence has increased and learning no longer seems to be a chore.”


“We have struggled for years to get G.K. to read and now she is so enthusiastic, I have to tell her to stop reading and go to sleep frequently at night! She no longer squints or complains of light bothering her eyes. Her music teachers have noted a big improvement in her sight reading of music. She has had all A’s on her report card for the past 6 months since she began Vision Therapy.”


“[My son] is now reading novels enthusiastically and enjoying them. His concentration is much better. He has stopped much of his compulsive behavior and does not get frustrated as easily. He has almost stopped having his “fits” and when he has one he is able to regain control quickly. He is a happier person.”


“[My son] felt a real sense of accomplishment as he went through the program and mastered the various levels. His concentration improved and he is making fewer mistakes on written material. This is just what he needed prior to entering middle school!”


“Since the program D.H. appears and displays more confidence about what he is doing. He asks more questions to be sure he understands what you are asking. He expresses himself when something seems hard or easy to him. He makes more eye contact and appears interested with what you are saying. D.H. is eager to show you what he can do and how accurately and quickly.”


If your family is in Olney or Silver Spring, Maryland, contact The Visual Learning Center today to schedule a comprehensive functional vision exam by developmental optometrist, Dr. Philip Nicholson.